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The key to keeping a pool clean and trouble free (along with automation) is checking your chemical balance on a weekly basis. I prefer to test my chemical balance myself, as opposed to taking a sample to the pool supply store. My local pool supply store is awesome — all of their staff is highly trained, and I buy everything from them — I just prefer to check my own chemicals.
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Maybe you want to build yourself a beautiful oasis, an escape from the stresses of life. Or maybe you want a place where you can work out and strengthen your muscles. Building a pool is a major decision—one that involves money and energy. Which type of pool is better—an indoor or outdoor pool? Let’s weigh the options.
Buying or building a pool is a big investment, but one that can pay huge dividends. Before you decide to take the plunge, you should know exactly what is involved in owning a pool, as well as the benefits you can expect to enjoy.
Costs of Pool Ownership
In addition to the upfront cost of building the pool and remodeling the surrounding landscape, there are also ongoing...
After spending a summer of fun by the pool the cooler weather has you ready to close up your pool. Take a little extra time now to prepare your pool for winter so when spring rolls around, you’ll be ready to dive into the good times without having to make repairs!
Before closing your pool you should:1. Prevent pipes from freezing
Drain all the water from the...
Fall is upon us, so it’s time to think about closing your pool for the winter. Both inground and above-ground pools are affected by cold weather. Pumps, filters, heaters and other pieces of equipment can freeze, which will cause them malfunction or simply cease to operate when exposed to extremely cold conditions.
Simply closing down the pool is not enough. You will have to...
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